The Dallas Cowboys, like every other NFL team, are preparing for the scouting Combine next week in Indianapolis. It is one of the major stops on the NFL’s path to the draft in May. The Cowboys will need to find players that can contribute immediately in order to fill some of the many holes on their roster.
Who are some of the players that Cowboys fans should be watching closely? With so many needs and players at the Combine, it can be overwhelming. That is why I am here to help. I am identifying one player at each position the Cowboys need that I think would be a great fit in Dallas. Here I am going to concentrate on the safety position.
The safety position has been an issue in Dallas ever since Darren Woodson retired a decade ago. There is a laundry list of guys who have tried to fill the void at safety, but none have come close. Last season, Dallas started Jeff Heath for multiple games and he was consistently burned for huge plays. The Cowboys must improve the safety position before the start of the 2014 season and I believe they can do that in the draft.
The safety I believe would be a great fit in Dallas is Calvin Pryor of Louisville. Pryor is a 6-foot-2, 208 pound, hard hitting safety. He made 69 tackles last season to go along with three interceptions and two forced fumbles. Some scouts say there are a lot of similarities between Pryor and Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. They project Pryor to be a first round pick.
Dallas needs a safety in the worst possible way. The only position the Cowboys might need more desperately is DL. I believe that with safety being of the utmost importance, the eyes of every Cowboys’ personnel member and the eyes of every Cowboys’ fan should be on Calvin Pryor at the NFL Combine.